This guy was sitting on the ledge of our pool surveying the yard when Ryan spotted him. Katie, my sensible one, had the wherewithal to run for the camera first and ask questions later.
When he flew away his wingspan was HUGE. He was very tall with long legs. We took a look at Peterson’s and he kind of resembles a blue heron but they are not at all common to the area.
Could you help us identify this guy?
Mrs. Happy Housewife says
Looks like a Great Blue Heron to me.
Mary Ellen, I’ve never seen one up close, but I agree, it does look like a blue heron. We’ve had them fly over our yard and the boys think they look like pterodactyls (sp?)! 🙂
Carol Hyslope says
I’m pretty sure it’s a Great Blue Heron. Here’s a link with pictures: http://www.fcps.edu/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/great_blue_heron.htm
Looks just like your guy!
I would have to agree on the Blue Heron, they are magnificant, I’m so glad you got a picture!!
My vote is for the Great Blue Heron.
Definetly a Heron. We have plenty around here!